Logo

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Large book cover: The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray
by

Publisher: Simpkin, Marshall Hamilton, Kent
ISBN/ASIN: B000FCK73I
Number of pages: 268

Description:
Oscar Wilde's story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is one of his most popular works. Written in Wilde's characteristically dazzling manner, full of stinging epigrams and shrewd observations, the tale of Dorian Gray's moral disintegration caused something of a scandal when it first appeared in 1890. Wilde was attacked for his decadence and corrupting influence, and a few years later the book and the aesthetic/moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trials occasioned by Wilde's homosexual liaisons, trials that resulted in his imprisonment. Of the book's value as autobiography, Wilde noted in a letter, "Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry what the world thinks me: Dorian what I would like to be--in other ages, perhaps."

Home page url

Download or read it online for free here:
Download link
(multiple formats)

Download mirrors:
Mirror 1
Mirror 2
Mirror 3
Mirror 4
Mirror 5

Similar books

Book cover: Collected Poems of Oscar WildeCollected Poems of Oscar Wilde
by - eBooks@Adelaide
Wilde, more famous as a playwright or prisoner than as a poet, invites readers to meet an unknown and intimate figure. The poetry of his formative years includes the elegy to his young sister and the grieving lyric at the death of his father.
(10703 views)
Book cover: The Importance of Being EarnestThe Importance of Being Earnest
by - Project Gutenberg
Farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae in order to escape social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major theme is the triviality with which it treats institutions.
(6330 views)
Book cover: The Canterville GhostThe Canterville Ghost
by - The Court and Society Review
Oscar Wilde was a playwright, novelist, poet, and a major celebrity in the late Victorian era. The Canterville Ghost is a novella parody featuring an ambassador and a spirit. The ambassador moves his family into a castle which is known to be haunted.
(9931 views)
Book cover: Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, and other storiesLord Arthur Savile's Crime, and other stories
by - eBooks@Adelaide
This book revolves around the differences between people of various cultures and social classes. The motif of the sanctity and the priority of duty are common themes to all the stories. The book brings out Wilde's fascination with the supernatural.
(8766 views)